LANCASTER – Sheriff’s detectives need the public’s help in catching the culprit behind a string of arson fires in Lancaster.
“Lancaster Station has been experiencing a rise in arson fires along Lancaster Boulevard, from 10th Street West to Sierra Highway. Since Nov. 1, there have been eight trash/dumpster fires,” Deputy Kit Gruppie of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station stated in a special bulletin. [View it here.]
Someone was captured on surveillance video setting one of the fires, according to Gruppie.
The suspect is described as an adult male of an unknown race, between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet 1 inch tall, with a thin to medium build. At the time of the fire, the suspect was wearing a tan hooded jacket with dark-colored pants.
Anyone who recognizes this suspect or has any information regarding the fires is encouraged to contact Arson/Explosives Detail Detective Tania Owen at 323-881-7500.